Bruh. The news cycle is over yo.
#pauliemalignaggi responding to Tony Ferguson.
One of the nicest human beings in all of jiu-jitsu, @eliotkelly. He always has a big smile on his face and is a great soul.
Last Sunday he gave us some spectacular technique at the #openmatradio seminar. I'm still trying to make it all work.
Looking forward to running into him again real soon!
I'm pretty selective about who I let be my bjj podcast arch nemesis. There are many pretenders who try to take the prestigious position, but none more deserving than @paulopenmatradio.
I was thrilled to find out this time last week that Paul had achieved an important distinction in his jiu-jitsu journey, that of being awarded an extremely well-deserved rank of Black Belt.
Not just from anyone mind you. A black belt from the esteemed Sergio Penha.
Having the unfortunate pleasure of knowing Paul for the better parts of four years now, I can tell you, the black belt is more than a reflection of his excellent work as a martial artist and instructor, it's also an acknowledgement of the man's contribution to our sport.
That much I can speak on.
There are only a handful of us in this broadcasting game, and Paul's genuine love of grappling has shone through on every single episode of Open Mat Radio. From his insightful line of questioning to his steadfast resolve in promoting the art to his sincere care for the athletes, Paul has cultivated a strong reputation as one of the very best in our field.
Which is why when you go about the business of choosing "rivals" in your sport, you go about looking for those who raise your game. Who are the first to call and congratulate you when they see your show blow up. And those who gleefully play along with every joke you tell, as if you've been friends for decades.
I always like to call Paul the Edward R. Murrow of our sport -- an individual who is not afraid to speak his mind and who thoughtfully and fiercely stands up for what he believes in.
Individually, our shows and styles couldn't be more different. But together, there's always been a mutual respect for the manner in which we go about promoting the sport.
Tomorrow I'll go back to outright insulting him (as rivals and -- more specifically -- bjj podcast arch nemesi do), but today I'd like to send a set of congratulations to next chapter in the journey of one Paul Moran. I'm extremely happy for you pal.
It's honestly an honor just to be nominated.
I promise to fulfill my duty of being the worst person to replicate 10th Planet Moves with every fiber in my being.
Thank you all for your support. I still only marginally can do the warm ups.
Nope. Joey legitimately thought he was emulating the man who cannot be emulated.
Heading out now to help this dork get ready for @boogeyman_tfs' #ultimatematwarriors part dos.
Gotta push the guy to ensure he doesn't get exhausted just running out to the mats like Warrior occasionally did.
See you crazy people there. Very much looking forward to this over at Legacy tonight, but if @keenancornelius starts teaching us #gubberguard, I'm going after my trademarked residuals for the name.
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Keenan Cornelius Seminar August 30th 7:30pm. $50 for non legacy members must pre-pay to attend no walk ins. Call 818.300.5884 to pre-pay or you can come by to Legacy Los Angeles #legacybjj #bjj #jiujitsu
Good first day with Joey. Lots to work on, but I like the way he approaches his private coaching sessions. He identifies specific problems, explains the causes, and helps to find specific situations that get you started on a path to remedy the situation.
Looking forward to the second.
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Got to teach my good friend @verbaltapcast a private lesson today. To anyone who has ever rolled with Raf, you're aware that he has an impenetrable defense. He is the inventor of Raf-guard (pronounced half-guard), and no one can get through.. Now I've added some offensive attacks to it so y'all better watch out.. Also this was extra meaningful since we're both crazy MJ fans, so we got to celebrate his birthday together.... Anyway I'm available for private lessons, let me know if you're interested in stepping your game up! #fuckyouconradmurray #happybirthday #rip #kingofpop
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@keithkrikorian forced me to do this.
Tomorrow I have a private with @joeyhauss. I asked him to outline a few things he thinks we can work on to improve my game. He took about fifteen minutes to write this stream of consciousness note about areas he'd like to target. It was far more than I expected or deserved.
If you're getting privates from anyone, I hope they are this attentive to your own game and this dedicated to helping you get better. If you're looking someone with this much attention-to-detail, I'd recommend reaching out to Mr. Hauss.
I'm looking forward to seeing how we go about fixing these areas tomorrow.